Dale W. Petersen
July 9, 1954 – November 12, 2023
Dale W. Petersen, age 69, of Omaha, passed away November 12, 2023. He is survived by his wife, Susan; his son, Dustin Petersen (Kylee) of Omaha; his daughter, Jennifer Petersen (Brian) of Omaha; two granddaughters, Jasmin and Charlize; and brother, Daryl Petersen of Omaha. Dale was preceded in death by his father, Wilmer “Bill” Petersen; his mother, Velma; and brother, Dan Petersen.
Dale Wesley Petersen was born on July 9, 1954, in Aurora, Nebraska, to Wilmer and Velma Petersen. Dale spent a portion of his childhood in Ashland, Nebraska, before the Petersen family settled in Millard.
Dale graduated from Millard High School in 1972, where he was a multi-sport athlete, but most notably was the quarterback of the football team. Dale led his high school football team to many victories. Several of Dale’s former teammates remained lifelong friends.
Dale attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he was a walk-on football player. Dale graduated from UNO with a bachelor’s degree in physical education.
Dale was a very talented carpenter, and he spent his entire career working in the construction industry where he was a finish carpenter and then later a construction superintendent. Dale has left his stamp all over Omaha and the surrounding communities, overseeing and working on many commercial projects throughout the span of his career. Dale took extreme pride in his work, and his talent and work ethic were shared with many friends and family members.
Dale married Susan Carrie (Hackett) Petersen on February 19, 1982, in a little white chapel in Breckenridge, Colorado. Dale and Sue settled in Millard where they raised their two children – Dustin and Jennifer. Dale was a devoted husband, a doting father, and a very proud grandfather to his two beautiful granddaughters, Jasmin and Charlize.
Dale will be remembered for his joking sense of humor, his carpentry craftsmanship, and his selfless devotion to his family and friends.
VISITATION: Saturday, November 18th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by a Memorial Service at 1:30pm. Following the service, the family invites friends to a celebration of life at St. Bernard Lounge – 14457 F St, Omaha, Nebraska.
In lieu of flowers, donations will be directed to the family to purchase a memorial bench at Walnut Grove Park to honor Dale. To view a live broadcast of the Memorial Service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.